CONCERIA CORRADI: A GLOBAL SUCCESS, A FAMILY REALITY THAT UNITES ARTISAN EXPERIENCE WITH 4.0 TECHNOLOGY AND, IN 1977, GER’S FIRST CLIENT.
“Our father Giovanni would ring the bells in the local church every Sunday. But between masses he would run to the company and continue his work”. The success of Conceria Corradi began in 1971, and today the company is headed by the founder’s children Claudio, Francesco and Graziano Corradi. We are proud to have been contributing since 1977 to the success of this family reality that has faced and overcome the challenges of a global market.
“In order to remain in the market, a company like ours has to blend experience and artisan flexibility with the service given by a major industry,”explain the Corradi brothers. Even SMIs have to use 4.0 evolution.
“Thanks to the latest GER line, installed in 2019, we acquire data on outgoing leather that integrate automatically with our production control software, and we automate the preparation of bundles, eliminating what for us was a bottleneck.”
The first measuring machine purchased by Conceria Corradi 43 years ago was also the first made by GER Elettronica: a startup that began in a garage with the aim of applying progressive technology to the tannery sector. That device, with serial number M001, was cutting-edge at the time because it integrated an Olivetti calculator (the grandmother of today’s computers) with photocell sensors. “It was the enthusiasm of those young entrepreneurs that convinced my father to trust them. And his intuition wasn’t wrong: for us the GER brand has always meant innovation”.
At that moment in time the Corradi brothers were very young, but they were already contributing to the family business. “It was like a game to us. For example, we would challenge each other to see who was the fastest
at threading the skins into the measuring machine.”
Today, even the third generation, Andrea and Stefano, have become part of the company and are getting ready to lead it towards future challenges. “Technology will become increasingly more important, but it is the
enthusiasm for work at the roots of our family that will make the world appreciate us more.”